Assistant Technical Controller

Job Title: Assistant Technical Controller
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Hertfordshire, England
Salary: Up to £50000 per annum
Start Date: asap
Reference: 72439-ACCNT-KAB_1536665642
Contact Name: Karen Brown
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 11, 2018 12:34

Job Description

My Client, a major digital industrial company are looking for an Assistant Technical Controller to provide strong business and technical accounting support for Healthcare Europe and Life Sciences. During an exciting time for what will be a wide ranging variety of opportunities to develop. Based in Amersham.

Technical excellence

*Support finance/operations leaders and their teams through understanding the financial and accounting implications of transactions and providing US GAAP/GE GAP technical accounting guidance and controllership expertise
*Research and advise on complex technical accounting issues, providing support to the Product Controllers & to the regional Controllership teams which support the Life Sciences and Europe Healthcare business
*Drive the Life Sciences and Europe Healthcare aspects of new US GAAP and GE GAP matters, and critically examine potential issues where financial risks & opportunities may be drawn out
*Provide Controllership support for both new acquisitions and both dispositions of existing businesses
*Assist with data requests and technical analysis throughout the separation of GEHC

Business Partnering
*Ensure the Business Finance Managers are connected with changes in the accounting organisation and processes and maintain high service levels through liaison with the GE Global Operations team
*Forge strong relationships with the Global Operations Finance Team to ensure accurate reporting and to drive analytics that have business context
*Work closely with financial and operational leadership to pro-actively assess and manage financial risk
*Provide partnership and guidance to the global Controllership teams & other finance functions (FP&A, Supply Chain, Tax, Treasury) on close and reporting matters


1.Qualified ACA, CIMA or ACCA with previous post qualified experience
2.Fluent in English, written and spoken.
3.Proficiency in U.S. GAAP or another internationally recognised accounting framework and authoritative accounting literature
4.Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to communicate complex business issues in a clear/concise manner
5.Integrity: accepting and adhering to high moral, ethical, and personal values in decisions, communications, actions and when dealing with others

Desired Characteristics:
1.Excellent technical accounting skills; public accounting experience is a plus
2.External focus: capable of forging strong relationships with finance and non-finance leaders
3.Clear thinker / problem solver: successfully led projects/process improvements within operations/finance functions; able to quickly grasp new ideas
4.Strong analytical skills: able to clearly link financial results to operational performance drivers, generate alternatives and drive positive change
5.Adaptable/Flexible: being open to change in response to new information and in different or unexpected circumstances

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